8/28/2014 5:23:41 PM      Replies: 129

BM6/21/2011 8:04:25 AM

Skilled SF with handle from outside Syracuse, NY.  Already getting a long of top tier looks as he played with top five recruit DaJuan Coleman.

Dolphin Michael6/21/2011 9:05:52 AM

Seems like a special player. Recruiting over-reach?

BM7/11/2011 9:23:49 AM

Same info here from 7/9/2011.

BM8/5/2011 6:23:07 PM

Says Siena, GW & Cuse recruiting him the hardest (although Cuse hasn't offered yet).

Florida Colonial8/17/2011 6:17:17 PM

 Not looking good for us, Just got an offer from Wake

BM8/22/2011 4:56:25 PM

Cuse apparently offered 8/19.  Ciao Tyler.

BM8/30/2011 10:28:29 AM

Maybe just a courtesy shout-out, but he's still talking GW.  Will visit in October.

“(George Washington head) coach (Mike) Lonerngan used to be at Vermont and they recruited me there. They were one of my first scholarship offers last summer after my sophomore year. They’ve been after me since they got to GW. I just really respected how they recruited me and they’re going to turn that program around.”

GWAlum20018/30/2011 10:46:29 AM

Obivously a long least he is visiting.  Maybe he will love the campus and city and realize he can be more of an impact player in the A10 then Big East.

cagwu8/30/2011 11:52:47 AM

Recent ESPN profile: The rise of Tyler Cavanaugh

By Adam Finkelstein
Tyler Cavanaugh's (Dewitt, N.Y./Jamesville-Dewitt) development as a player has followed a distinctly linear path.
As a sophomore at Jamesville-Dewitt, he proved himself to be a valuable complementary piece to the puzzle, consistently scoring in double figures and landing subsequent offers from the likes of Vermont and Siena.
During his junior season, Cavanaugh began to incorporate new dimensions to his game, handling the ball and shooting the 3 more consistently and so by the time he returned to the Albany City Rocks this spring schools like Fordham, LaSalle, and George Washington had offered.
He was far from the most celebrated prospect on the City Rock's Elite Youth Basketball League roster this year with guys like Ricardo Ledo (Providence/Notre Dame Prep), Zach Auguste (Marlboro, Mass./New Hampton), and high school teammate DaJuan Coleman (Dewitt, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt), but according to coach Jim Hart, it was Cavanaugh and point guard Olivier Hanlan (Gatineau, Quebec/New Hampton) who were the hardest to take off the floor. Cavanaugh's recruitment grew accordingly as he became one of the most widely pursued mid-major prospects in the Northeast while also pinging the radar of a number of high-majors.
It wasn't until the final stop of the summer in Orlando that Cavanaugh finally got the chance to play a starring role. With Ledo, Auguste, Coleman, and even Hanlan no longer in action, the 6-foot-8 forward asserted himself as the leader of the team and went for 20-plus points virtually every time the City Rocks took the floor.
Once again, his recruitment raised according to the level of his play. Wake Forest became the first high-major school to offer him a scholarship last week, and Syracuse followed suit shortly afterwards. Stanford, Notre Dame, and Boston College could be the next dominoes to fall.
"I don't think any of his recruitment has been off," Hart said about the gradual escalation of interest and offers. "He's progressed at every level."
Hart knows a thing or two about high-major talent. The likes of Coleman and Ledo are just the latest highly touted prospects to come through his City Rocks program, while he's also had guys like BYU's Jimmer Fredette, who exceeded expectations upon reaching the college level.
"There are some guys with higher upsides," Hart said of Cavanaugh, "but I just have a confidence in him that he's a can't-miss guy in terms of getting it done."
While Cavanaugh now has high-major suitors, Hart says he still expects him to consider mid-majors including George Washington, Fairfield, St. Bonaventure, and others.
But no matter where he ends up, his AAU coach expects his game to continue to emerge.
"He competes, has the right mental attitude, doesn't have set-backs," he said. "That's the kind of guy he is, you know what you are going to get."

BM9/7/2011 12:24:04 PM

This guy thinks Cuse may have to "settle for" Cavanaugh.

Homeslice9/8/2011 5:30:33 PM

 Pretty positive sounding stuff  for GW on the Cavanaugh front:


The MV9/8/2011 5:57:19 PM

Truth be told, I thought it was pretty positive sounding for Notre Dame as well.


Homeslice9/8/2011 7:58:26 PM

If it sounds positive from an ND perspective it's because it's written from an ND-specific view. 

The article also says that ND hasn't even offered him a scholarship and just started recruiting him about a month ago. 

notta hater9/9/2011 10:36:34 AM

what's ND's scholarship position?  If they only have one or two openings, they may not want to offer if they have their eye on some other guys.

BM9/9/2011 10:51:06 AM

Looks like ND has four slots open next year and two commitments already.  As far as I can tell they are looking for a PG and a PF with Jerami Grant still in the mix.

yawle9/11/2011 1:51:45 PM 


su story but gw mention

BM9/16/2011 6:20:58 PM

Cuse just signed bid-time PF Jerami Grant.  Unfortunately he was also being courted by ND, so they may now offer Cavanaugh.

Tennessee Colonial9/16/2011 6:36:02 PM

Isn' Brey a GW guy? Do alumni send players to their alma maters, even though their the coaches of other teams? Just wondering

cagwu9/22/2011 2:15:08 PM

Appears to have enjoyed his time in South Bend.  GW still on the docket for a visit along with Wake and Davidson.


seneca9/22/2011 2:45:08 PM

TC, not when it is against their self-interest.

Homeslice9/23/2011 8:33:40 PM

 Gotta think things are looking good for potential Cavanaugh to GW- unless another school gets involved

Poog9/24/2011 10:26:14 PM

Commits to Wake Forest after official visit on Saturday per tweet

Dolphin Michael9/25/2011 9:15:09 AM

As much as I thoughty that Cav. was a top notch recruit for every program, he represents a talent mix that we have covered--implying needs.

herve9/26/2011 2:42:26 PM

Dolphin Michael9/26/2011 2:36:58 PM

Yes, he was gold. That has been, it seems, a glue-less program for decades. Their good players might as well stay in a Residence Inn, for that matter.

Free Quebec6/14/2014 12:48:48 AM

Transferring from Wake

BM6/14/2014 7:16:23 AM

Breaking news thread

From reading the Wake boards, the kid seems to have Kopriva level of character with better basketball skills.  Would be a great get.

Another link

Mike K6/14/2014 7:59:01 AM

here is BM's 8/30/11 post...last. sentence is very prophetic. 8/30/2011 10:28:29 AM - BM Maybe just a courtesy shout-out, but he's still talking GW. Will visit in October. “(George Washington head) coach (Mike) Lonerngan used to be at Vermont and they recruited me there. They were one of my first scholarship offers last summer after my sophomore year. They’ve been after me since they got to GW. I just really respected how they recruited me and they’re going to turn that program around.”

BM6/14/2014 8:38:30 AM

Noting that he played for the Albany City Rocks AAU program, Coach Carm headed that team from '07 to '09.

CPots6/14/2014 10:55:41 AM

Awesome sleuthing... Noticed on the wake board he was roommates and bestfriend's with Moto so let's hope Towson isn't the destination...

Thomas6/14/2014 11:54:01 AM

It will be interesting to see what kind of interest he gets. I didn't pay much attention to him when I watched Wake Forest play, but his numbers(9PPG, attempted about 6 shots/2 three-pointers per game)  indicate he's a "stretch 4." Like his roommmate and bestfriend Moto, he may not be blinded by high-major interest like he was coming out of high school, and choose a GW because he will win and be developed into a very good player. He also should be very familiar with Mike Lonergan since he recruited him to Vermont and then GW.

BM6/14/2014 1:58:58 PM

GW in pursuit

notta hater6/14/2014 3:05:46 PM

wow, if this is what Manning is shedding, what the heck is he building?

GWSB'116/14/2014 3:24:30 PM

thanks BM

Thomas6/14/2014 3:57:31 PM

GW could have an edge over Baylor, California and Dayton because, according to this thread, none of those schools pursued Tyler Cavanaugh as hard as GW did when he was coming out of high school.

Notta, Wake Forest actually has 2 or 3 other sophomores who are more talented than the guys who have transferred, they we're just a bad team last year. Danny Manning has convinced those other guys to stay up to now.

Tuna Can6/14/2014 4:05:19 PM

I feel good about this go-around

BM6/14/2014 4:24:45 PM

So if we land him, we'll have five +6'8" guys who can shoot (Cav, Swan, Yuta, CImino, Goss)

bobo6/14/2014 6:34:16 PM

Which raises the question if Cavanaugh is still a good fit for GW.  Are they already set at that positioin?  Cimino and Goss probably project best at PF (as does Cavanaugh).  Swann and Bryant join Garino at the SF spot and Yuta can likely fill in at either forward spot.  

Who's going to spell and eventually help replace KevLar? Gross and Cimino are mighty thin to battle other A10 big men.  The biggest need for GW looks to be an interior defender. I don't know Cavanaugh helps out with that much. And if GW has a log jam at Cavanaugh's position, does he want to join it? If you're transfering into someplace, you'd likely want to see an open path to solid playing time.  

Maybe GW assumes that another opening will come up next year with a transfer out and Cavanaugh can beat out a Cimino or Yuta for a starting role on the team and it all makes sense but it's hard to see the WF transfer filling a need on the team at this time.

Free Quebec6/14/2014 7:35:11 PM

Bobo, this is a Ricky Lucas/JR Pinnock situation.   You don't turn down a solid talent. 


Mike K6/14/2014 8:10:48 PM

Terrible predicament we are not accostomed to.  Too much talent and too many good prospects.  We are now concerned with talented players possibly not coming here because of playing time.

I can only assume the Big Boys have these problems!

Buff and Blue Bandit6/14/2014 8:21:32 PM

Something we need to all keep in mind is that this is a logjam only if this years recruits prove to be up to the standards of our recruiting class from two years ago (our current Juniors). Cavanaugh is a proven talent who would have to sit a year before  even taking a step on the court. Experience plus a year to learn the system trumps our current hopes and dreams for our recruits.  

thinker6/14/2014 9:12:43 PM

I think one should expect with recruiting that some players will end up being good or even better than expected and some won't be good enough to play for us. The reason why Tyler is transferring is the same reason why Paris and Miguel transferred -- they weren't good enough to be able to play as much as they wanted. So logic tells us that the most likely outcome of this year's recruiting class will match that -- some guys will be good and some guys won't and that will almost inevitably lead to some players leaving GW after a year or two. That's just the reality in college today where something like 12% of kids now transfer every year. And there are injuries and some kids are good and are playing but don't like DC or the coaches or don't like school work or have some behavior or attitude problems - or whatever so they leave. Some in time it all works out more or less.

Steven6/14/2014 9:15:38 PM

THinker I think Tyler transferred because the coach got fired. He was scoring like 9 a game in the ACC, clearly could compete at that leve. 

DEA6/14/2014 9:17:15 PM

If we get Cavanaugh we will be a top 10 team in two years. book it. 

Poog6/14/2014 9:32:17 PM

Not necessarily disputing the point about transfers in general but I don't think Paris, and certainly not Miguel, measure up to the talent or expectations thaf GW has for its incoming recruits. Bottom line - recruit talent and it gets sorted out on the court and on the trainer's table. 

ziik6/14/2014 9:33:06 PM

Joe Dooley has been in competition with ML for a tranfer or two. He's got 13 filled scholarships and 4 walk-ons for next tear at FGCU, and says he's still recruiting. As he says, you never stop recruiting. I think that's exactly what we're seeig here. There's always room for competition, even at the practice and walk-on levels, at every slot, every year. I hope ML and GW show loyalty to their players, but the guys are going to have to always be earning it. 

The fact that ML still is going after this player, after each of them has moved on from their first positions, has got to be flattering to the player. 9:47:03 PM

Imagine out zone with all of this length and Pato/savage/joe Mac/prince Harry running around on top

Thomas6/14/2014 10:10:51 PM

I think Mike Lonergan's strategy with going after Tyler Cavanaugh is 'You Can Never Have Enough Talent. If Tyler Cavanaugh chooses GW, there will be a logjam at the forward spots only if all of the recruits live up to their high school billing, and we all know that in a large(4 or more players) recruiting class that some players will not work out for whatever reason. GW struck gold with the 2012 recruiting class because 4 of the 5 recruits are big-time players, it may be hard to duplicate that success rate with future classes.

Tyler Cavanaugh averaged around 9PPG in about 21 Minutes Per Game in the ACC, so he will most likely be able to contribute a lot more than any of the 2014 or 2015 freshman when he's eligible to play. Mike Lonergan knows he should get at least 12PPG from T.Cavanaugh for the 2 years he'd play for GW based on what he did at Wake Forest. If M.Lonergan strikes gold again with this 2014 recruiting class, then he will have a nice problem on his hands with "too much talent."

We can't forget Ryan McCoy, who is also around 6-8 and likes to shoot 3's!!

thinker6/14/2014 10:12:57 PM

The presumption of Tyler transferring is that the new coach on some level indicated that he didn't fit in to the new regime - generally that gets expressed in terms of what kind of playing time to expect. I'm not saying he isn't good.

As far as Paris and Miguel - they were the best players we could get at the time and they turned out to not be as good as we would have needed them to be to be able to play and contribute so everyone moves on.

I understand that the staff does have high expectations for the recruits but you never know until you get them on the floor in practice and ultimately in games to see what you've got. I myself have heard very good things about Darian from a local HS coach who says he will be a very good player for GW - as he isn't even close to being the most heralded of the recruits. Again though with 12-13 players some are going to wash out for one reason or another so you have to keep recruiting.

bobo6/14/2014 10:44:24 PM

Cavanaugh averaged 8.8 pts and 3.8 rebs for Wake Forest on 31% on 3s and 47% on 2s.  Not bad but not world beating. And GW was a signifcantly better team than Wake Forest last year, regardless of what conference WF plays in.  He didn't get many blocks or steals but he did get to the line at a good clip.  So I'd certainly go after him to recruiting wise but I wouldn't count on him beating out the incoming freshman for playing time in 2 years if he did choose GW.  

ziik6/14/2014 10:56:53 PM

He'll have two years' more of college experience than the freshman when he's eligible to play, BoBo, and one year in GW's system, playing against those freshman. Why discount that kind of experience? It's directly on point, and tough to ignore, no matter the potential of the new guys. I doubt he's being recruited to be a practice player, given the numbers of guys we have at this point. Stats? Hey, we're not 12 years old. We know players have to fit into schemes, etc. The issue is what he is capable of doing in GW and ML's system, not his WF numbers. But, they are evidentiary as to the fact that he can score in the ACC, including a 20 point game against DOOK. We may be looking at a semi-diaper dandy-in the rough. ML, I am sure, knows.

cagwu6/14/2014 11:40:02 PM

Makes all the sense in the world. Plus, he and Kethan can catch-up with mutual buddy Moto at neighboring Towson when they want.

Ignoring next season and our stellar guards for a second, ready for the all 6'8"+ 2015-16 / 2016-17 lineup options?

PG - Anthony Swan 6-8, Yuta Watanabe 6-8 

SG - Yuta Watanabe 6-8, Anthony Swan 6-8, Ryan McCoy 6-8

SF - Tyler Cavanaugh 6-9, Ryan McCoy 6-8

PF - Matt Cimino 6-10, Tyler Cavanaugh 6-9

C - Kevin Larsen 6-10, Collin Goss 6-10, Matt Cimino 6-10


bobo6/14/2014 11:56:13 PM

Because experience is over-rated, ziik.  Players can make a jump from their freshman to sophmore seasons but after that most players are what they are, especially if they're getting consistent playing time like Cavanaugh was at WF.  We'll see what kind of fit the Lonergan system is if he comes, but I don't know if he was a bad fit for the WF system.  He was just inconsistent (he followed up that Duke outburst with 14 pts, 3 rebounds combined in the next 3 games) and the HC got fired.  

Buff and Blue Bandit6/15/2014 1:48:32 AM

I am well aware they are not the same player/position but interesting to think about.

Isaiah Armwood (2010-2011) @ Villanova - 17.0 mpg, 3.6 rb/g, 2.5 pt/g

Tyler Cavanaugh (2013-2014) @ Wake Forest - 21.2 mpg, 3.8 rb/g, 8.8 pt/g

Let's hope Lonergan gets the chance to work his magic.

Pops6/15/2014 1:51:46 AM

Bobo, you are discounting the difference in level of talent between acc & A10.  Even the most avid among us realize the difference, particularly among big men.  Look at armwood. Overall there is considerably less length and size in the A10

The Other MG6/15/2014 8:49:55 AM

Baylor would be a terrible fit, especially if Cavanaugh has character, which I assume all serious ML recruits have plenty of.  Cal is intriguing, and, since Cuonzo Martin is new, may not have the disadvantage of "didn't recruit me before".  That is just a matter of whether Tyler is adventurous enough to want that particular experience (and the league has some status).  Please, not Dayton!

I look forward to a problem of too much talent.  It would be a new experience for me.

Bobo6/15/2014 11:29:01 AM

Completely different situations between Armwood and Cavanaugh. VU just didn't use Armwood at all offensively in their guard-centric system. Lonergan found a role to feature him at GW. Cavanaugh got plenty of shots at WF. GW is a significantly better team with better options and players than what WF had last year.

Thomas6/15/2014 1:04:00 PM

Bobo, I wouldn't say that GW had "significantly" better players than Wake Forest last year, maybe just better players. Some other factors that contributed to Wake Forest bad season is they had a below average coach(or the players stopped listening to the coach) and they looked to be a totally dysfunctional team.

I'm assuming Tyler Cavanaugh would get around 30 minutes per game if he came to GW, which would mean more shot attempts than the 6 he got at Wake Forest and he'd raise his scoring average by at least 4PPG. Mike Lonergan would really know how to use T.Cavanaugh since he recruited him so hard out of high school.

GWStag6/15/2014 11:40:29 PM

Tyler will be a 2 year starter and allconference player at GW.  That is a lock!  He is perfect for ML's system.   Very good player who will improve greatly during sit out year like Isaiah did.  Great kid from a great family! 

GWStag6/15/2014 11:43:21 PM

Cavanaugh a lock to be 2 year starter and allconference player at GW in ML's system.   Great kid from a great family.  He will improve greatly during sit out year like Isaiah did! 

MG'146/16/2014 12:49:15 AM

What are the chances we even land him? Everyone seems to be acting like this is in the bag

ELJ6/16/2014 12:59:09 AM

MG'14 asks a fair question: Just how sure are we that we either have or will have this guy?

Pops6/16/2014 6:23:12 AM

Based on what's been said, I don't think anyone is sure. But for the reasons noted, we might have a legitimate shot.

Bo Knows6/16/2014 8:50:05 AM

If we were to get Tyler Cavanaugh it would help us on several fronts. First, he brings another talented player to the frontcourt which we will need either now or in following years. Second, he is exactly the type of player who I believe would thrive under ML. In other words, he will be used differently and more effectively at GW than at Wake. Third, almost as important is the fact that he would help balance our classes. He would join Nick Griffin's class following his year out which would give us some firepower to transition to during the Fab 4's final year and the year after. Plus, he is Syracuse, NY kid so he can't be all that bad :-)

Not sure this one is in the bag though. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.

Free Quebec6/16/2014 10:29:59 AM

My votes:

Altidore over Gyan

Bradley over Boateng

Dempsey over Ayews

Menash-Bonsu over the German-Americans


Free Quebec6/16/2014 10:30:35 AM

That's what I get for trying to inject wordl cup into a college hoops board.  Sorry for posting to the wrong thread.

NewGWFan6/16/2014 10:58:22 AM

I'd have to think GW has a very strong chance at landing this player, if ML and his staff want him.  They have the scholarships, they have a relationship with the player, sounds like the perfect fit.  Not saying it's in the bag, but you have to be encouraged.

NewGWFan6/16/2014 11:01:15 AM

Would think Sienna might be in play as well though.  Could be a ML vs. Patsos matchup.

ziik6/16/2014 2:44:57 PM

ziik6/16/2014 2:49:24 PM

above post indicates he''s an unlikely recruit for Syracuse. GW is listed frst as a suitor, with Dayton, Cal.

ziik6/20/2014 6:11:24 PM

BM6/20/2014 6:25:00 PM


ziik6/20/2014 6:34:36 PM

Thanks for the backup, BM.  (I have to learn how that posting works)


Meanwhile, I don't care how good the current Providence coach may be.  I cannot comprehend how that school continues to be well regarded by quality recruita.



BM6/27/2014 8:18:43 AM

Tyler Hicks@THicksFRHC 21h

Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh will visit Butler on Sunday, source confirms. 6'9 forward has to sit out a year, then 2 years left.

BM6/28/2014 7:08:54 AM

Looks like he's choosing between GW, Dayton and Butler.  He should chat with Rene Castro about Butler.

Poog6/28/2014 7:51:01 AM

Good thing Indiana isn't in the hunt. Gonna be tough to compete with a school offering lifetime scholarship commitment, an iPad, and the piece de resistance and deal sealer - a blazer. Wonder if it will have Father Knows Best elbow patches or be in IU red.

Bigfan6/28/2014 3:50:27 PM

Wished he would have enrolled immediately, but guess he wants to see by comparison how much better a fit GW is.

notta hater6/28/2014 11:00:50 PM

taking him at his word, which team has the best chance in his last two years of making it to the top of the conference and to the NCAA tournament: GW; Butler; or, Dayton? I would think GW. He would be a junior with some very seasoned seniors and juniors and a potentially strong group of sophs.

The Other MG6/28/2014 11:15:53 PM

But Dayton has the hot (number 26) coach, and a fresh memory of a big NCAA run.  Still, it is Dayton.  Butler is yesterday's team in yesterday's league.  Hopefully the bond with ML and the richness of both the personal and athletic experience will mean a lot to what seems to be a pretty level headed kid.

BM6/29/2014 4:14:48 PM

Following his every step now.

Mike K6/29/2014 6:39:01 PM

latest tweet appx 1 hour ago: Had a great visit to Dayton! Flyer Nation is the real deal!

Tuna Can6/29/2014 8:51:18 PM

The problem with Dayton is that it is in Dayton. AND Dayton, as a school, is not the new GWU. 

thinker7/3/2014 5:06:26 PM

He commits to GW!!!!!

thinker7/3/2014 5:06:56 PM

Per his twiitter feed.

Gw08117/3/2014 5:10:43 PM

@tycav34: Excited to join the buff and blue! I am a Colonial! #GW

GW Fan7/3/2014 5:10:49 PM



Tyler Cavanaugh@tycav34 5m

Excited to join the buff and blue! I am a Colonial! #GW

Poog7/3/2014 5:11:43 PM

You must have a direct link to Twitter, thinker. About a 30 second gap

Papa Smurf7/3/2014 5:12:04 PM

Welcome Tyler! Glad to have you.

Free Quebec7/3/2014 5:20:33 PM

Hell yeah!

Welcome aboard Tyler.    We are looking forward to cheering for you.


G-Dubber7/3/2014 5:22:37 PM

Welcome Tyler!!!

NJ Colonial7/3/2014 5:38:36 PM

Great news - Tyler: welcome to the best team, and university, in the nation's capital!

Bo Knows7/3/2014 5:41:12 PM

FQ, you are far too polite ... f%^& yes!!!! Welcome Tyler. Knock on wood but if we stay healthy we are going to be a bitch to play in 2015-16.

Free Quebec7/3/2014 5:58:32 PM

If Yuta and Cimino and even one other of this year's recruits are the real deal by their sophmore year, can you say Top 10?

That schedule with UVA, Seton Hall, Penn State and others coming to the Smitty sets up perfectly too.

Imagine a team that starts McDonald, Savage, Garino, Larsen (all as seniors), and Cavanaugh. Can bring Yuta and Cimino off the bench, bring Paul Jorgenson in as the backup PG or 3rd guard, has deadeye Nick Griffin knocking down threes off the bench, and has potentially outstanding weapons in Swan and Bryant coming off the bench (sorry if I'm forgetting anyone).


Bigfan7/3/2014 6:00:56 PM

Welcome, Tyler!

Great to have you in the buff and blue! 

And enjoy a great school.

You're going to make difference on awesome teams.


maypoman7/3/2014 6:07:45 PM

Lonergan's recruiting skills continue to amaze!  Welcome Tyler!

thinker7/3/2014 6:18:30 PM

Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria  16m

Providence, Colorado, Oregon and Vanderbilt all wanted to get new GW forward Tyler Cavanaugh on campus, source says.

Pops7/3/2014 6:19:46 PM

And the good just get better.

BM7/3/2014 6:28:45 PM


GW Alum in Houston7/3/2014 7:02:54 PM

2015-6 is looking like it could be something special at GW. 

Chet7/3/2014 7:09:28 PM

ML has hidden acknowledgement to newest GW commitment in his recent tweet

Omar Comin'7/3/2014 8:07:27 PM

This seems like a kid who could contribute nicely now, but will really, truly benefit from a year off to strengthen and develop even more. Kind of kid where he could be even better year 5 than year 4.

Thomas7/3/2014 8:38:39 PM

You guys are right, the 2015-2016 team could be very special. We could see something similar to the 2005-2006 team from 10 years earlier, except the conference will be a lot stronger!!!

Thinker's info makes the signing even more enjoyable, did Tyler Cavanaugh even take any visits to those 4 schools...Providence, Oregon, Colorado and Vanderbilt??

GW Alum Abroad7/3/2014 8:47:19 PM

But, but, but... I thought GW could not compete with big-time schools for recruits on account of the other schools having nicer gyms...

the sons of liberty7/3/2014 8:50:09 PM

Good stuff!

herve7/3/2014 8:52:29 PM

HAPPY EARLY FOURTH OF JULY!!! This is fantastic news! WELCOME TYLER! You will be happy with your decision!

herve7/3/2014 8:55:09 PM

And three years later he ends up at GW after-all.

Free Quebec7/3/2014 9:08:54 PM

And Herve, so does Larsen.  Not sure they were really competing for a spot, but if Cavanaugh comes right away maybe Larsen decides against it.  To paraphrase Milhouse: Everything's coming up Colonials! 

newtman7/3/2014 10:23:23 PM

welcome Tyler. look forward to you seeing you in a Colonials uniform.

thinker7/3/2014 11:33:05 PM

Thomas - Cavanaugh declined to visit those other schools. He only visited GW, Dayton, and Butler.

JP7/4/2014 12:08:43 AM

How fat do I feel?  He has me by four inches and I have him by 25lbs.

LA Fan7/4/2014 12:30:15 AM

Score another one for ML and his staff.

Tuna Can7/4/2014 12:45:34 AM

Second Herve's happy 3rd sentiments. AND the comments about Lonnergan's recruiting skills. (oh, I already did that). As I said (or they), the table is set.Lonergan knows how to invest in the year off with his transfers. 

This one, with Tyler is particularly interesting. He has gone--game after game--against very good talent. He has struggled against this talent and he has had really good games. He can use this 3rd year to both develop other parts of his game and set the stage for finishing his degree. 

The low point of the Lonergan career at GW was watching his game against Loyola at the Smith Center. That's where I saw some uninspired play and guys not really interested in competing at all aspects of the game. The quality is up--way up. We have since watched Zeek play two years and Mo give us one. We have Kopriva heading into his 4th season and really gaining the respect of the GW basketball fanbase.

The team has the tools onboard and they are spread over several classes, but we have the 4 guys coming up as the following year's seniors that will be huge. You already have onboard what appears to be 5 to 6 quality players who will extend beyond that. Lonergan is already looking at his 2016's  While as we discussed guys will opt for the big shiny lights straight out of HS, the quality of the GW program will be a draw, just like we have seen other schools play off their successes. 

The failure to take advantage of 06 was a huge loss to our school. Even with Tyler, we know that the Dayton success was not lost on the players in the country. I am thinking that we have greatly benefited from the work of our AD. It is really hard to trump quality and all of our programs are showing that factor. Quality. Welcome to GW, Tyler!

FredD7/4/2014 8:49:17 AM

Paper doesn't play, but between the schedule and these last 3 recruiting classes WOW!

So if the guys perform and we don't sell out its on us and the DC sports fan, because you can't ask for more IMHO 

yawle7/4/2014 8:53:31 AM

seriously got to give props to ML and the coaching staff, this is a HUGE get. big time work done here. Welcome to Tyler and his family! 

Mike K7/4/2014 10:18:59 AM

Congrats to Tyler, ML, and the whole progtam.

Abe7/8/2014 8:52:04 AM

Missed this while I was this weekend, what great news! Track record on transfers has been very solid (to say the least) so far, so I'm excited to see Cavanaugh play

NewGWFan7/8/2014 9:15:36 AM

I didn't chime in on this yet.  I'm very happy to have landed Tyler on the team.  I think he will be a good fit on the team.  I just hope that people aren't expecting another Armwood to walk through the door.  These players both have very different skill sets.  I trust the coaching staff will utilize them correctly.

BM7/8/2014 9:37:56 AM

Barring injuries and waving my anti-hex wand, a senior KevLar and junior Cav could put up better than 30/15 numbers.  It'll probably be a step down in terms of defense from last year, but stronger point generation than the 24/15.5 of KavLar & Zeek.

BM7/8/2014 1:34:26 PM

If you don't follow these guys, you should.  Interview with Wake blogger re Cavanaugh.

SHOFAZ +17/8/2014 2:42:19 PM

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Thomas7/8/2014 4:40:15 PM

Shofaz +1 post indicates that people have high expectations for GW next season, despite the loss of the Zeek N Creek show. A number of posters here seem to have tempered expectations for next season and are already looking forward to 2015-2016 with the 4 Seniors and Tyler Cavanaugh, but before last season, some people predicted that this upcoming(2014-2015) season would be the year GW broke through and made the tournament.

squid7/8/2014 5:20:40 PM

BM - those guys from Hail to the Buff being David Earl, former athletic department all around awesome dude!

BM7/8/2014 5:25:47 PM

Squid, didn't know if David wanted to go open kimono on this.

The MV7/8/2014 5:55:29 PM

Thomas, I believe the position you characterized warrants some explanation.  This came about during the discussion about the schedule.  It is no secret that we will be playing a lot of challenging OOC road games this season (at Seton Hall, at UVA, at Rutgers, and at Penn State) with these teams agreeing to play at Smith Center in 2015-16.  The only major conference team where the reverse of this will be true is DePaul.  As we know, it is far more difficult to win on the road than at home.  Therefore, it's really the athletic departmnent that is "tempering expectations" by crafting a schedule that is designed to be more difficult in 2014-15 than the following year.  With Joe/Kethan/Pato/Kevin becoming seniors and the freshmen receiving a year's worth of experience, this makes perfect sense.

That said, I am greatly looking forward to 2014-15 and believe that all Colonial fans likely are as well.  Would love to realistically follow a consistent top 25 team in 2014-15 and a consistent Top 15 team in 2015-16.  Doesn't make expectations for this upcoming season any less enthusiastic, it just makes the following year's expectations a bit higher. 

Thomas7/8/2014 6:55:44 PM

The MV, no explanation is needed. My intent wasn't to "call out" anyone who may be uneasy about the upcoming season. It was more about GW exceeding everyone's expectations last season kind of threw everything out of whack, in a good way!!!  'Out Of Whack In A Good Way' meaning I assume a lot of people thought GW would have a 24-9/11-5/8-seed in the NCAA tournament type of year this upcoming season, not last season, especially after a particular guard chose to play in Manhattan, Kansas instead of GW. There was a lot of gloom and doom on this site after that happened. I remember writing in a thread before last season something like, "It's Too Bad GW Couldn't Bring In Another 5th Year Transfer So Armwood Could End His College Career On A Good Note." I wrote that thinking GW would be lucky to finish with a .500 record last year, it would be too bad that GW never won much in Armwood's 2 years here, despite his high level of play and better days would be ahead after Armwood left, similar to Chris Monroe's career. No way did I think Armwood would be part of the team that turned things around. Even the most optimistic GW fan couldn't have imagined last season playing out like it did. Raise your hand if you had any thoughts of making travel plans to watch GW play in the NCAA tournament last March before the season started!!!!

For any baseball fan, GW's 2013-2014 season reminded me of the Washington Nationals 2012 season where the greatness happened a year or 2 before anyone expected. The difference is, GW is on the rise and things are only going to get better with Lonergan running things, the jury is still out on the Nationals!! It looks like the Nationals will have a very hard time duplicating what they did in 2012.

Tennessee Colonial7/8/2014 6:58:27 PM

Great news. ML really works hard for us.  His efforts are beginning to pay off.  

Poog7/8/2014 11:48:29 PM

Another Hail to the Buff podcast posted tonight, this time discussing incoming freshman Darian Bryant. As BM posted above, this is must hear G-dub info. Follow on Twitter or Facebook

Tennessee Colonial7/9/2014 8:55:54 AM

Good Job!

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